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Oracle Reviews in Dallas, TX

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
6,044 Reviews
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Pros
  • The work/life balance at Oracle (at least the division I work for) is quite good (in 844 reviews)

  • Great work from home options; Good front-line managers who support their staff (in 372 reviews)


Cons
  • No flexibility for work/life balance--no telecommuting or working from home one day (in 111 reviews)

  • The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth (in 150 reviews)

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  1.  

    A great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly colleagues and managers

    Cons

    involves lot of travel which impacts work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Less than desirable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom, selling top products in their category

    Cons

    place to go where people hide and have an incredibly bad attitude towards one another. the opposite of working on a team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty good company...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Oracle has average pay and benefits. They are in the process of reducing some benefits. Promotions and pay raises are tough to get even for top performers. I believe it is due to HR. For an internal promotion you go through HR, if it's an external candidate they come in via a recruiter. The recruiter probably has much more incentive than internal HR.

    Cons

    For an internal promotion you go through HR, if it's an external candidate they come in via a recruiter. The recruiter probably has much more incentive than internal HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revisit how internal vs external employees are treated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer/Consulting Technical Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer/Consulting Technical Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing range of products, access to technology, training and people. Easy to ramp up personal technical skills. Great people.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic like any other large organization. Every quarter is a new quarter. Past performance does not count only the current quarter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce performance reviews and pay raises to performance. Not subject to manager's fancies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company for professional growth, experience, compensation and networking. Slow with advancements and raises.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for professional growth and networking. Intelligent and efficient managers.

    Cons

    What you would expect from a company of this size. There are established processes for everything. Certain actions and approvals can take longer than expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Benefits & Pay, have to put up with Oracle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consulting Sales Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Oracle is very clear about what it's selling, and that is anything Oracle. In sales, they are very clear about what it is they want you to do and pay fairly well for success. They do have a tendency to add some sort of "gate" to commission plans that end up managing compensation. Benefits are the best I've ever seen for very low cost.

    Cons

    There is no spirit of collaboration at Oracle. Everyone is incented to compete with each other and think of themselves first, the company second, and the customer third. Moving between divisions can be difficult, unless you "know" someone. Initial compensation better be good, because there is no such thing as raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a more "team" environment, which can be changed by incentive plans.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Know what you signed up for...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Great Projects, Best Technology, Training Opportunities

    Cons

    Travel is constant. Often working on different products. Often under a spartan timeline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less travel.... Lessen the pressure of bill metrics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Boring bureaucracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Oracle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people and engaged client-service teams

    Cons

    Too many policies and procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your employees with the latest technology and tools. Minimize bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Oracle full-time

    Pros

    Big Bag of Products, Constantly Acquiring, Opportunity to make a great living

    Cons

    To much process, Cloudy messaging after acquisitions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Respected in the Industry.

    Cons

    Most older workers tend to be forced out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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